June 24, 2004 New page by 10 a.m.
hits here in the last 3 days
Alamo City surpasses Dallas in population
San Antonio grows 5.5% in 3 years
San Antonio has passed Dallas to become the second-largest city
in Texas and the eighth-largest in the nation, according to new
Census Bureau population estimates.
- San Antonio Express-News
pulls plug on two hosts
KTSA fired veteran San Antonio radio talk show hosts Carl Wiglesworth
and Eliza Sonneland on Wednesday.
Station general manager Reid Reker wouldn't comment on the
move, except to say "ratings were an issue." He said successors
should be in place within a month.
2:38 p.m. Wednesday
Carl Wiglesworth and Eliza Sonneland are no longer with KTSA. They
have made many contributions over the years to KTSA for which they
should be thanked. Please join me in wishing them the best for
the future. We are currently searching for replacements and hopefully
will be able to announce them within the next 2 to 4 weeks.
Senior VP / Market Manager, Infinity Broadcasting
you're sending me a lot of email about Carl and Eliza, which I
am sure they would like to see. I will try to find forwarding
addresses for them.
(added 8 a.m. Thursday: Eliza's is HERE)
8 p.m. Thursday: Carl's is HERE)
whole situation is sad for a boiling potful of reasons. I'm not
going to comment much, but here are a couple of remarks.
I love my job. I have an employment contract. As a talk host at
KTSA I am the happiest I have ever been in my life. Yet, losing
my job crosses my mind virtually every day exactly as it
has for a majority of my years in radio.
I'm about to say applies not to our two departed friends, but
to radio in general: people's jobs sometimes evaporate for the
very silliest of non-reasons, and radio pros learn to not be too
surprised. We are just plug-in commodities, aware that we can
be unplugged on a whim. People who don't deserve to, get tossed,
right along with people who do deserve it. It goes with the territory.
We all know it in our gut.
one more thing. Please don't sucker in to the conspiracy theories
about revenge by PGA Village or retribution for making negative
Clinton remarks. There's nothing to that stuff.
yes, if my former colleagues relocate on the dial, I will see
that you find out where.
extends own immunity in Iraq The Bush administration
has decided to take the step of bestowing on its own troops and
personnel immunity from prosecution by Iraqi courts for killing
Iraqis or destroying local property, U.S. officials said.
than 80 killed in Iraq attacks Police stations
across the country are targeted as civilians, several Iraqi police
officers and a U.S. soldier are among the casualties.
gives up trying to get war crimes immunity
Troops' abuse of Iraqi prisoners causes U.N. members to back away
from proposal. The
move represented the Bush administration's biggest setback at the
United Nations since March 2003, when the White House dropped its
push for a resolution that would have authorized the war in Iraq.
change on seeing troops' remains return The Defense Department
will allow families of U.S. troops and others killed in Iraq to watch
their loved ones' caskets be removed from military transport planes
at Dover Air Force Base, according to a little-noticed memo issued
officer says US losing terrorism war
case revives Women-In-Military issue Her case has helped reopen
the debate over gender in the military with a vengeance. Beyond the
Abu Ghraib incidents, there are reports of widespread sexual activity,
pregnant female soldiers, and darker reports of rapes against women.
used reservists may go to Iraq
furious over scathing CIA report
missing Clinton women Bill Clinton calls his sexual
encounters with White House intern Monica Lewinsky "immoral and
foolish" and said his "relationship" with Gennifer
Flowers was one he "should not have had." But in his autobiography
flying out of bookstores, he doesn't mention several other women whose
names were linked in scandal with his.
men stall, but do want to get married
ready for elephants on 281
See the proposed freeway ART HERE
Houston restaurant inspections may go online
Antonio should do this,
but our poor restaurant inspectors don't even have computers: the
city doesn't adequately fund our health operation
Canyon flow will be reduced for weekend tubing The change will
mean tubers should be able to tube the Guadalupe this weekend. Last
weekend, 5,000 cfs flows closed the river, forcing all tubers onto
the Comal River.
gauges to give river data quicker
"..having information updated more frequently makes it easier
to determine river trends important for judging flooding problems."
Note: the Victoria Advocate
site has especially-irritating popup ads
Cibolo calls election to create charter Cibolo
- one of the fastest growing cities in Guadalupe County - passed the
5,000 resident mark in the first part of 2004, which made the city
eligible to adopt a home rule charter.
Woman awarded $7.4 million in suit against Metabolife Diet
supplement caused stroke, attorneys argued
Republican took actress wife to 'kinky sex clubs'
that a millionaire politician took his wife to kinky clubs and pressured
her to have sex in front of other people have scandalised America
and are threatening to rob President George W Bush of his Senate majority.
pollution rose in 2002, reversing trend
priest chases down moneybox thief
Vegas Comdex axed for lack of interest